Sunday, May 24, 2020
Kansas City Memorial Weekend Massacre: Deadly Gunfire Threatens Local Streets Amid Coronavirus Reopen Warm up
Roundup resources of another violent holiday weekend and the unofficial start of Summer . . Here's the damage so far:
KCTV5: Police investigating Sunday morning homicide near Independence Avenue and Hardesty
Fox4: Man shot and killed at Old Northeast gas station
Northeast News: The initial investigation shows two vehicles pulled into a convenience store parking lot. There was some type of discussion between the occupants of the vehicles and then shots were fired.
KMBC: One adult male victim was located with apparent gunshot wounds. He was rushed to an area hospital where he died a short time later.
KCTV5: Officers were called to the 2600 block of Delevan Avenue (KCK) just before 1 a.m. for a shooting call. When they arrived on the scene, they located a male approximately 17-20 years old deceased, with an apparent gunshot wound.
KSHB: Triple shooting in KCK
This is the 67th or 68th KCMO homicide so far this year compared to 52 at this time last year. A woman died of her injuries from gunfire earlier this week and it's unclear if that will count in the Monday stat update.
A word from Mayor Lucas on the problem:
"Had a good meeting with Kansas City Missouri Police Department Chief Rick Smith. He and I are committed to doing all we can to reduce the shootings in our city. Our numbers have led all of us to reach out to other departments, national experts, and community leaders to work toward change. More work ahead."
Meanwhile, this deadly shooting roundup also acknowledges wide spread reports of local gunfire via social media, NEXTDOOR and RING apps
If you have any information, you're asked to the call the TIPS hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.
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